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Required exclusions for running Endpoint Security/VirusScan Enterprise on Oracle Database servers
Technical Articles ID:   KB54817
Last Modified:  7/19/2018
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Environment

McAfee Endpoint Security (ENS) Threat Prevention 10.x
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) 8.x
 
Oracle Database servers

Summary

The following table outlines the exclusions required for running ENS/VSE on an Oracle Database server.
 

Oracle Required Exclusions             

Comments

Example
Data files
Data files generally have a .dbf extension.
....\oracle\oradata\*.dbf
Redo files
Redo files have a .log extension.
 
NOTE: Redo logs will exist if the Oracle Development toolkit or backup and recovery are used.
....\oracle\Inventory\logs\*.log
Control files
Control files have a .ctl extension.
....\oracle\oradata\*.ctl
 
NOTES:
  • It is not advised to exclude entire directories (such as the Oracle Database directory and subdirectories) from scanning because this poses a potential high security risk.
  • If you are in a clustered environment, you might need to consider additional rules for the Port Blocking section of Access Protection.

How to configure exclusions in ENS/VSE:
When configuring exclusions, always apply the principle that the more precise the exclusion, the smaller the potential security risk. For instructions to configure exclusions, refer to the following documentation:
  • ENS: "Configuring exclusions" section of the Endpoint Security 10.5 Product Guide (PD26799)
  • VSE:
    • KB66909 - Consolidated list of Endpoint Security/VirusScan Enterprise exclusion articles
    • KB55898 - Understanding VirusScan Enterprise Exclusions
    • KB67544 - How to create low-risk and high-risk process exclusions for VirusScan Enterprise 8.x in ePolicy Orchestrator
    • KB50998 - How to manage file and folder exclusions in VirusScan Enterprise 8.x using wildcards
    • KB61000 - VirusScan Enterprise exclusions and hardware paths (physical address versus logical address)

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